Figures indicate that around 38 cases of child abuse associated with faith or belief are reported every week.
The researchers assert that fears of an evil supernatural power contributes to the "behavioural immune system"—that is, it changes believers' behavior in a way that protects them from infectious diseases.
Lilias Adie was accused of being a witch and having sex with the devil.
The woman's son had accused her of practicing witchcraft and said that the house was haunted.
"This is medieval witchcraft to think that we can all come together with some treaty, make a bunch of pledges, and have a temperature in a hundred years that's different."
"When he said 'have you thought of other ways of healing?' I thought he meant acupuncture or something like that," the patient told a judge.
The attackers allegedly scaled a wall and kidnapped the young girl as she slept alongside her mother and sibling.
Anthropologists interviewed 800 households in five different villages.
Witchcraft was everywhere, but it was about a lot more than spirits harassing girls in a courtroom.
We asked 30 witches which movies they prefer. Most had mixed feelings about 'The Wizard of Oz', but all of them loved 'Practical Magic'.
Some people in Mozambique mistakenly believe baldness is a sign of wealth and that bald people have gold in their heads.
Beliefs in sorcery and witchcraft are widespread in some regions of Papua New Guinea.
"Magic in North America" will act as a prelude to new movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".
Self-identifying witches are miffed with new guidelines on "metaphysical services."
Body parts from albinos are highly valued in witchcraft and several killings have occurred.